Latest report on political prisoners in Cuba finds nearly 1,000 Cubans behind bars

There are currently 999 documented political prisoners languishing in Castro gulags, among them 38 children. Incarceration is one of the biggest achievements of Cuba’s socialist revolution.

Via CubaNet (my translation):

Prisoners Defenders report 999 political prisoners currently being in Cuba

The Prisoners Defenders NGO released it latest report on Thursday detailing 999 political prisoners currently in Cuba. The report says 880 of those are protesters from the Sunday uprising on July 11, 2021.

According to the report, “since July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, 1,235 individuals have suffered as political prisoners in Cuba,” and all of them have been and continue to be tortured in Castro prisons.

This is what “the detailed study of 101 random cases by Prisoners Defenders and presented before the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) demonstrated and the public denouncements made by CAT after the testimony by members of civil society that were included in their previous May report regarding torture in Cuba.”

Likewise, the report from the Committee for the Rights of Children from June “also confirmed that several children have been detained and condemned to long prison sentences for exercising their freedom to protest and association.”

According to Prisoners Defenders, as of June 30, 2022, the number of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Cuba has risen to 999.

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